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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
About Florida Southern College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Sunshine State Conference
Address
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801
From Florida Southern College

Florida Southern College is a national leader in engaged learning. Ranked among America's top colleges by US News & World Report, Forbes, and The Fiske Guide, our hands-on learning environment provides students with opportunities for research, performance, and service learning. Our signature guarantees provide each student the opportunity to intern at renowned companies, study abroad, and graduate in four years.

Ranked the #1 “most beautiful” campus in the nation for two consecutive years by The Princeton Review, our 113-acre Frank Lloyd Wright-designed campus attracts students from all of the country. We invite you to visit and explore all Florida Southern and central Florida has to offer.

Florida Southern College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
51%
SAT Range
1070-1250
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$24,888/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,607/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,699/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,281/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,856/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,320/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.63 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,356Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Involved
    65%
  • Rich white kid.
    15%
  • Dry campus
    4%
  • Stuck up
    4%
  • Apathetic
    2%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Driven
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.89 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.104 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Personal
    30%
  • Interactive
    28%
  • Everything you want
    14%
  • Boring
    8%
  • A trap
    6%
  • Create your house the party house be nice= hot chi
    4%
  • Strict
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $39,300/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    63%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    93%
    National
    83%
    76%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses
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    Florida Southern College Reviews

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    I was accepted into this fabulous college. The campus is beautiful! They really work with you throuh out the entire process of applying and enrollment. They have so many great opportunities! They very safe if not the safest campus. As a student you have a keychain alarm like button. You press both buttons and it immediately notifies the security office. It gives them your exact campus location and pulls up all the information on you that they may need, such as allergies. They have a 15:1 ratio of students to teachers! As they grow they hire more professors to keep that ratio.
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    This college is the best one in the state of Florida! I am a second year student who is a commuter, and I absolutely love this school. The campus is beautiful, and the opportunities here are unbelievable. If I had to change one thing about the school, it would be the availability of parking on campus. You have to get to campus an hour before your first class starts in order to actually get a parking spot. The campus itself is beautiful, however. It is Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, so the campus is known for the way it's built. All of the professors here are amazing as well. All of them want their students to succeed, and that fact is very apparent.
    I am a staff member and also very proud alumnus. Florida Southern is a wonderful institution with a lot of educational opportunities and extracurricular activities for students. I loved my undergrad and graduate experience. I took advantage of getting involved in a sorority, community service, and I was a member of the chorale. I also participated in three internships and studied abroad. Lakeland is great too! It is a tight knit suburban community with a lot to offer college students. There are a lot of really great restaurants and I love the Lakeside Village. Florida Southern changed my life for the best! GO MOCS!